ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orioles Manny Machado to go on rehab assignment

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is getting closer to retuning to the Major Leagues. Machado, 21, suffered a gruesome knee injury on September 23rd in Tampa Bay against the Rays. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Machado will play for the Frederick Keys, the Orioles Single A affiliate, on Friday. Machado will play for Class a Frederick on Friday. — Brittany...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Updates: J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles start a three-game series in Toronto tonight with Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) takes on R.A. Dickey (1-3).  These two teams met just over a week ago in Baltimore with Toronto taking two of three from the Orioles. The Orioles have three key players missing from their lineup tonight, two are short term one is a ways away.  Let's go over all three.J.J. HardyHardy...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado to begin minor league rehab assignment on Friday at Class-A Frederick

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is slated to begin his minor league rehab assignment on Friday at the club’s high Class-A affiliate in Frederick. Machado, who is recovering from offseason left knee surgery to repair a torn patellofemoral ligament, played in his third extended spring game on Tuesday and will play one more game in Sarasota on Wednesday (seven innings at third...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: J.J. Hardy confused about contract talks

Free-agent-to-be J.J. Hardy is not sure where he stands with the Baltimore Orioles on a new contract. In fact, the shortstop is confused about where his agent and the team is in regards to his future in orange, according to Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore.“I don’t know. I don’t know what to say because no matter what I say it’s going to cause some controversy, a story that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hardy perplexed about lack of contract movement

During spring training, J.J. Hardy said he hoped the Orioles would talk with his agent about a contract extension. Nearly two months later, there’s been no talk, and it perplexes the shortstop. “I don’t know. I don’t know what to say because no matter what I say it’s going to cause some controversy, a story that I really don’t want to get involved with right now,”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Areas of success and areas of concern

The Baltimore Orioles are off to a decent start in 2014, sitting at an 8-8 record through Saturday the 20th of April. As the season continues, the Orioles will look stay competitive in a suddenly weakened AL East. The two favorites, the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox, have both looked vulnerable in the season’s early weeks, as the Rays have had injuries to pitchers Alex Cobb...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Manny Machado set to begin rehab assignment

The Baltimore Orioles dropped to 8-8 on the season following a 4-2 loss on Saturday to the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles have been playing without All Star third base man Manny Machado, who underwent arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgery of the medial patellar femoral ligament last October. Jonathan Schoop, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Lombardozzi have been filling in at...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In History: Cal Ripken Jr. Goes On The Disabled List

Cal Ripken Jr. and his historic streak finally came to an end (via mediaite) On April 19, 1999, Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr. was put on the disabled list for the first time in 19 seasons. The Baltimore Orioles suffered a 6-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays the previous day. Ripken missed his fourth game of the season because of back pain. The Orioles also lost their first baseman Will...
Via Grandstand University
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Norris, Orioles React To Bench-Clearing Incident Against Red Sox

BOSTON — Emotions ran high Saturday at Fenway Park. No beanballs ensued, no punches were thrown and no combatants were ejected. A little bit of love might have been lost. The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles emptied the benches in the seventh inning after David Ross and Bud Norris exchanged words following a couple of high-and-tight pitches. Ross chalked up the incident as...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A mix of young and old will be key to Baltimore Orioles success

While the 2012 Orioles proved to be a major surprise throughout the MLB, the 2013 team failed to improve upon the success from the previous year, falling just short of the postseason. At their core, the Orioles are made up of young and upcoming stars, who are finally starting to shine. Players like Chris Davis, Adam Jones, JJ Hardy, and Manny Machado are among the best at their positions...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans (video)

Walloping a teammate with a shaving cream pie in order to congratulate him on a game-winning hit or what have you following a victory is so passé, at least as far as the Baltimore Orioles are concerned. The team has given up filling up a towel or pie tin or whatever with shaving cream and […] The post Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles fan snags foul ball with oversized glove (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Baltimore Orioles fan snagged a foul ball with a humongous glove during the early innings of Saturday's game against Toronto.The ball bounced right to the fan, and it would have been nearly impossible for the fan to miss with the glove he brought to the game, which was at least three times the size of a regular glove. Just imagine if major...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado making progress in his return from injury, return not imminent

Those who invested in Manny Machado on Draft Day with the plan to wait it out until his return from last season’s departure from action to play a young Forrest Whittaker in a series of films gruesome knee injury received positive news on Saturday as the third baseman took part in a simulated game, facing pitches from teammate John Santana. The quality of the at bats isn’t important...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Baltimore Orioles will make the playoffs

The Orioles enter the 2014 season seeking to regain their playoff form from 2012. The O’s will have a tough road to get through in order to capture at least a wild card berth this year, as it seems that the AL East could end up being even tougher than it has been recently, with the Yankees reloading during the offseason and also a Blue Jays team that  is set to improve on a down...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Thome throws out laughably bad first pitch

Future Hall of Famer Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday. Thome played for eight teams, was a five-time All Star, collected 2,328 hits and hit 612 home runs during his illustrious 22-year career, but there’s a reason pitching isn’t on his impressive...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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